Latest #illogic Posts
- Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: Imply Nothing
The fallacy of cum hoc ergo propter hoc (cum hoc) is the illogical argument that because two or more events or phenomena happened at the same time or roughly the same time, one must have caused the other. It is important to remember that any number of things could be included by a correlation between events A and B: A could cause B; B could cause A; A and B could be coincidentally correlated; A and B could both have the same cause, and a whole host of other deductions. Correlation never innately implies causation and the use of correlation to show cause and effect is the fallacy of cum hoc, ergo propter hoc. This fallacy is very frequently invoked when the invoker of this illogic is trying to incorporate unrelated scientific results into their argument to make it seem more sound than it actually is. Often this fallacy will be made when opponents of drug legalization try to link drug use to mental illness. This fallacy is made incredibly frequently in debates between actual politicians (though not as much as post hoc, ergo propter hoc) so it's very important that the general public is aware of the nature of this illogic. #logic #reason #cumhoc #imply #implication #illogic #debate #fallacy #logicalfallacy #link #drugs #science #cause #deduction #drug #phenomena #phenomenon #time #correlated #correlation #legalize #legal #legalization #illness #mental #mentaliness #psychology #innate
- (I think you can only find love and peace either in fiction or your imaginations, in reality, hatred could be found anywhere easily)
People are killing each other since the day we were born, I usually don't like to watch, hear or read about it(such incidents), but today, I was worried for a few moments and my attention diverted(I totally regret it now) and I thought just to watch the recent terror attack video. Searching the internet, I found it nowhere but at last I found it somewhere (probably published by the killer), I found there video + the book of 74 pages, I think it's written by the killer. First I watched the video then I tried to read the book.
As I have said before I don't read and watch such contents like different religions', nations' history because it's full of violence and hatred towards each other. And I also don't want to discuss, think or talk about this incident as well, but some painful thoughts came into my mind which are based on the illogic of the killer and I just want to express them that's why I'm writing it.
Anyway, his book 'the great replacement' starts by a poem the first line of the poem is: 'Do not go gentle into that good night'
And last line is: 'Rage, rage against the dying of the light'
And after that, preface of the book starts like: 'It’s the birthrates.
It’s the birthrates. I
t’s the birthrates.' And he also states at the end of his introduction: 'All through immigration. This is ethnic replacement. This is cultural replacement. This is racial replacement'. I haven't read his book throughly but he was trying to say that we should get rid of foreigners and muslims for their comparatively large birth rate and to achieve this goal we should not avoid violence like killing them.
At the end of the book he wrote that he will meet his people(white men) again in another world(probably hell). (continue in comments)
- Moving at the speed of life
With aimless destination
Slam the breaks, drop the anchor.
Gain stability then proceed.